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Jay Rigsbee

A retired U.S. Navy Mustang and Medical Service Corps Officer; Rigsbee is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a licensed Physical Therapist in South Carolina and in New York State.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2009.

Dr. Rigsbee’s teaching and research interests include Military Healthcare, Amputee Rehabilitation, Functional Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy.  He is the Course Coordinator for Semester 5 which includes PT 615 and 616, Multiple Systems Disorders I & II.

Prior to joining the Physical Therapy Department at Clarkson University, Dr. Rigsbee was the program director of the Tri-Service Physical Therapy Specialty Program at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. While stationed in Texas, he also taught in the Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy as an adjunct professor.

Prior to his tour of duty in Texas he was the Navy liaison for Army Navy Rehabilitation Integration during the consolidation of Physical Therapy Departments between Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While stationed in Washington, D.C., his clinical time as a Physical Therapist was spent with the Wounded Warrior, Amputee Rehabilitation Program.  During his Physical Therapy career in the Navy, Dr. Rigsbee practiced in a variety of health care settings around the world.

Dr. Rigsbee is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic and Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, New York Physical Therapy Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association